Friday, November 1, 2013

November's Flashback: 10 Running Months of 2013

an unforgettable image taken in the Summer of June, 2012
running at  Kinderdijk
my end of the year 2013 goal is to have a Winter version of this motive
Blogged ~ Running at Kinderdijk
(31st of December)
Starting the New Year Strong...
Photo courtesy of R-TV Nord-Holland

Onward, Foward!
courtesy of My Daily Mooosings in the Netherlands

I feel the Story of the Running Year 2013 cannot be told without sharing what happened on the last day of 2012, to me and my family.

Looking back at the last 10 months of running is looking back at how we made the best of the hurdles we had to face after we lost our first home here in Holland.

 “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

A look back; a walk through running memories through pictures.

For now a summary in  images...stories to follow later...


The Halves of Holland (1/3): The Running Road to Egmond Half-Marathon Part 1


TRIOfor2013 February Feature: Core-Stability & Mindful Running w/ @GirlsLove2Run

Finally meeting the GL2R in person (2nd of February) since following their blog last year in Spring.


(New) Beginnings in Spring!

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What's Plan B?! BAM!


After the run, a quick snap with Mr. Loopmaatjes

De Loop van Leidsche Rijn 2013 Medal


Drie Dorpenloop 2013 : Running 'Home'

Luxembourg Half-Marathon: RAN!

Crushing Depression With Each Race, Each Run (Luxembourg Half-Marathon)

Baby Steps to Barefoot Running

Top 10 Highs of Being a Runner for 2 Years

Leaving Injuryville
27th of September, 2013


#Crazy4Running: Sharing Your Running Blessings


  1. I get a big smile on my face when i see you running with a smile! Than i want to start running right now!
    Love the photos on your blog and it's so interesting and so inspiring! I love it so much!

    1. Can't wait to read about your first race/run in Breda or in other parts of the Netherlands, Laneïce!

      Baby steps to continuous running - good luck!

    2. Thank you! I will let you know! :) I already have my first loopmaatjes T-shirt.

  2. Congratulations on all your races!

    1. Thanks, Caroline!

      More power for all the things you do for the Running Bloggers community!

  3. What an awesome photo based recap!!
    I really enjoyed getting a feeling for your year through the photos.
    And you wrote baby step to barefoot running.. how cool!
    I am a barefoot marathoner and wrote a long article on transitioning
    and became the first to run the Death Valley Marathon barefoot
    Thanks for posting on my site and I look forward to delving further into yours!
    I think I am going to scroll through this post again right now :)


    1. Hi Chris!!!

      Thanks for dropping by. :) This is what I love about blogging so much: the opportunity to meet awesome people I would otherwise not meet in daily life, and interact through the web before meeting them finally in person.

      Will check out the blog links you shared, and leave comments/impressions. Barefoot running is something I really want to delve into more.

      Success to all your endevours!

  4. I like the year recap. I've been thinking of doing this for some sort of scrapbook as this was my first year of running all year and I have accomplished so many goals as well. :)

    1. I would love to see that, if you will share it online as well! :)

      Thank you for dropping by, and taking time to share the past 10 months of my running adventures!

  5. Awesome memories! And more memories-making planned in the future!

    Cause we are #crazy4running.....and just plain crazy <3


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